ACMP Connect Community Guidelines
Important: All participants must agree to these Community Guidelines (using the button at the bottom of this screen) prior to participating in ACMP Connect.
Thank you for being part of our community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established guidelines for ACMP Connect community participation.
By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions, shared files, and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your colleagues, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation.
Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important rules and guidelines. If you have questions, contact ACMP Connect Customer Service via the Contact Us form on this site. In order to preserve an environment that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violates these rules.
Community Privacy Settings & Notifications
Privacy Settings & Community Notifications: Members can adjust their Privacy Settings or Community Notifications at any time by visiting their ACMP Connect profile, clicking the ‘My Account’ drop-down tab, and selecting ‘Privacy Settings’ or ‘Community Notifications,’ respectively.
ACMP Connect Member Directory: All members are initially included in the ACMP Connect Member Directory and have the option to opt-out of the directory at any time in their Privacy Settings. To be removed from the Member Directory, members can visit their ACMP Connect profile, click the ‘My Account’ drop-down tab and select ‘Privacy Settings.’ Under ‘Privacy Settings,’ change the toggle for ‘I would like to be included in the member directory and community rosters’ from ‘Yes’ to ‘No.’
All Member Connect Community: All ACMP members will be automatically added and subscribed to the All Member Connect Community. Members can adjust the frequency of their Community Notifications at any time by visiting their ACMP Connect profile, clicking the ‘My Account’ drop-down tab, and selecting ‘Community Notifications.’
If you see any post that you feel violates the Community Guidelines, you can report the post by selecting the “Mark As Inappropriate” button.
- Treat others with respect. Focus on the content of posts and not on the people making them. Please extend the benefit of the doubt and assume good intent; there is no such thing as a stupid question.
- Do not post unsolicited commercial messages or promotional offers.* Please respect the purpose of the community. Use the community to share successes, challenges, constructive feedback, questions, and goals instead of products or services that you provide. Commercial messages in discussions, library entries, or elsewhere will be removed. This includes solicitations for money, goods or services for charitable purposes or private gain and links intended to gather leads by collecting email addresses or other contact information in exchange for resources, webinars, etc. Repeated violation of this rule will result in the suspension or termination of community privileges or participation.
*Qualified Education Providers (QEPs) that are listed on ACMP’s QEP Provider list may post promotional messaging or materials only in a specified Qualified Education Providers Community, if this community is added. Promotional posts by QEPs will not be allowed outside of this community.
- Do not seek or post jobs in the community or attempt to create a job board. ACMP’s Career Center may be used to seek positions or post open positions within your organizations.
- You may only post requests for survey respondents if you are willing to share the survey results in ACMP Connect. Posts asking community members to respond to a survey are only permitted if you are willing and plan to share the survey results in ACMP Connect. Surveys must be directly related to Change Management and participants must not be required to provide contact information in order to complete the survey and/or view the results. Survey requests should include the survey closing date and provide information about how the survey results will be used.
- Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the discussion groups and in the libraries is available for all to see, and comments are subject to all applicable laws, including privacy, libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
- All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, discriminatory, or illegal materials and/or comments are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
- Expressing political opinions and bias is prohibited in ACMP Connect. Discussions that cover government topics, such as change related to policies, taxation, etc. is acceptable if the conversation is respectful and follows all other guidance in the Community Guidelines.
- Respect intellectual property. Post content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the content creator.
- Please indicate if the item is not available for reuse when posting items in our collaborative environment. It is also advisable to contact the owner of any material if you would like to reuse it.
- Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate communities. This helps ensure all messages receive the best response by eliminating "noise."
- Community members’ opinions are expressed strictly in their individual capacities, and not as representatives of ACMP.
- Do not harvest email addresses or other personal information from the community. Do not use any personal information obtain from the community for any purpose that is not expressly authorized by ACMP. Its success relies upon our ability to maintain members’ privacy.
- Participant Conduct: If participants in this community decide to collaborate or interact in any way outside of this online forum, such activity should not be conducted in the name of ACMP or the community, unless conducted with the express, prior written approval of ACMP. ACMP is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or complaints related to conduct outside of this online forum.
Discussion Group Etiquette
- State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.
- Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me too" to individuals, not to the entire list. Do this by using the "Reply to Sender" link in every message.
- Do not send administrative messages to the group, such as “remove me from the list.” Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you would like to receive messages to a different email address, simply visit your ACMP Connect profile, locate the icon next to “Contact Details,” and follow the prompts for updating your information.
The Legal Stuff
This site is provided as a service for the members of the Association of Change Management Professionals® and is intended for general information purposes only. ACMP® is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by ACMP or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall ACMP be liable for any special, direct, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.
Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.
ACMP cannot actively monitor the site 24/7 for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of ACMP, we will take all appropriate action deemed necessary in accordance with these guidelines, ACMP’s Code of Ethics, and/or applicable law, in ACMP’s sole discretion.
ACMP reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these rules and guidelines.
Violations of the Community Guidelines
ACMP will investigate any complaints of possible Community Guidelines violations that are reported and take any action that deemed appropriate, in ACMP’s sole discretion, including, but not limited to dismissing the complaint, issuing warnings, removing content, terminating accounts and/or subscriptions.
If you see what you believe is inappropriate content in the community discussions, document libraries or member profiles, notify ACMP immediately by clicking on the “Mark As Inappropriate” link or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you believe that any materials published in ACMP Connect infringe upon the copyrights of others, please notify ACMP by emailing email@example.com.
ACMP reserves the right to make changes to these guidelines at any time upon reasonable notice.